Legislative Update: House Passes Healthcare Legislation Impacting Pre-Existing Condition Protections

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On Thursday, May 4th, the House of Representatives voted, 217-213, to pass the American Health Care Act (AHCA) (H.R. 1628).  The National Kidney Foundation (NKF) remains concerned about the impact this bill could have on healthcare for those with chronic conditions, including the 26 million kidney disease patients in the U.S.

H.R. 1628 will now go to the Senate for consideration.  Senate discussion could start within weeks but a Senate vote is likely months away.  We will keep you updated on the Senate’s consideration and provide recommendations for action at that time.  We hope that you will join NKF in helping to shape their healthcare proposals and protecting patients with chronic conditions from having their healthcare negatively impacted.

For more information, please see our press statement released prior to the House vote.

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The National Kidney Foundation's advocacy movement is for all people affected by CKD, transplant candidates and recipients, living and potential donors, donor families and caregivers. We empower, educate and encourage you to get involved on issues relating to CKD, donation and transplantation.
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2 Responses to Legislative Update: House Passes Healthcare Legislation Impacting Pre-Existing Condition Protections

  1. Kathleen Ross says:

    This is very frightening. I never thought that I would live to see the day when an American member of the senate or congress would sigh a bill knowing that he or she would be signing to literally kill thousands of people and deprive millions of Americans of health care. This is sio very much like Germany of the thirties and forties – this is a nightmare!

  2. Bonita Curry says:


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